With longer days ahead, cities should lean in on solar

By | Emma Searson
Go Solar Campaign, Associate & Coordinator

Today marks the first official day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Known as the spring equinox because the day and night each last almost exactly 12 hours, it’s a cause for celebration for many who, like me, are eager to leave the cold and darkness of winter behind. This is also a great time for our communities to lean in and make the most of capturing the sun’s power with each growing day.

Environment Oregon Supports Rooftop Solar Incentive

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director

Environment Oregon supports House Bill 2618 because we believe Oregon should continue to incentivize rooftop solar across the state to achieve our climate goals, reduce energy costs for consumers, and increase the resiliency of the electrical grid.

 

The scale of the climate crisis and the urgency with which science tells us we need to act can obscure the fact that the action needed is fundamentally very simple: we need to move our energy sources away from dirty fossil fuels and towards clean and renewable energy. The beauty of House Bill 2020, the Oregon Climate Action Plan, is that it provides the opportunity to achieve both of these goals at the same time, ensuring that we draw down our carbon emissions while investing in the clean energy technologies of the future.

A new wave of legislation against offshore drilling

By | Kelsey Lamp
Protect Our Oceans, Associate

Earlier this month, a group of legislators from both coasts signed onto a wave of eight bills in Congress aimed at blocking the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan.

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